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What happens at race registration?
At race registration you will be required to sign an Indemnity form and collect your race items such as your number plate(s). NOTE: Competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an parent/guardian to registration to sign indemnity form.
Can I register on behalf of my team mate?
No – we are required to see all team members at race registration.
Do all of my team members need to register at the same time?
No – team members can all register separately. We do not need to see you all at the same time.
What do I need to bring to registration?
Nothing – just a smile. We will have everything you need.
Can I update team details at race registration?
Yes – but an administrative fee will apply - $10 per change. To assist us in the delivery of the event, we require all team changes by Friday 15th March 2013, 5pm EST.
How do I update my team details?
E-mail Claire –
with your team changes by Friday 15th March 2013, 5pm EST. Please remember if you are adding a new team member we require the following details before change can be approved; Full Name, DOB, Phone, E-mail, Medical Conditions and the leg they are completing.
Is it ok if I change from an Individual to a team?
Yes – you need to notify us of this change ASAP. E-mail
& she will arrange this. You will be charged for the difference in entry fee.
I need to withdraw from the event?
E-mail Claire –
to arrange your refund or notify us that you will not be racing.
Refund Policy as per website.
More than 2 weeks prior to event
: (Option A Credit towards a subsequent event less a $30 administration fee. You must inform us in writing (email is sufficient) before this time.
Option B - Refund can be offered less a $40 administration fee. You must inform us in writing (email is sufficient) before this time.
Less than 2 weeks prior
(From 5pm EST Friday 12th April, 2013) In the event that the race is cancelled due to extreme climatic conditions, no refund will be given. For more information please click here
compulsory to attend the race briefing?
No – as long as you have read the event program and have a thorough understanding of the race. Any major changes will be communicated to all competitors via the website, Facebook and at the race start. The race briefing is a great time to ask questions etc.
Teams Only – What do we do with the bib & timing chip?
The bib & timing chip will be given to the runner at registration (leg 1) – the bib and timing chip is passed on to all competitors at each transition. It’s like a relay baton. The bib must be the outer most garment at all times. Timing chip must be worn on the left ankle (needs to be close to the ground to ensure an accurate reading). Do not place timing bands on bike handle bars. Timing chips must be returned after the race at the finish line. A fee will be applied if they are not returned.
Is there a water station on the run leg?
No – you must carry your own hydration for the run leg.
What type of bike helmet is required?
Certified Bike Helmet to Aust/NZ/US standard. It must be fastened before leaving a transition area. Penalties will apply for competitors who do not adhere to race rules.
When should I pick up my race gear from the transition areas?
As soon as possible. If you are a team, it would be great if you can pick up as you go. If you are an individual, perhaps have your support crew meet you at each TA collecting your items.
What happens to items left at the transition area?
Any items left at the transition areas will be taken back to the finish line and placed in Lost Property. Please label ALL items with your name, phone number and race number. We do not take responsibility for lost items.
Do I have to be at presentations to collect my prize?
Yes – we encourage all winning positions to be at presentations as we do not post out prizes or medals.
Where can I view race results?
Race results can be viewed straight after the event here. We will have also results displayed on our website soon after the event on the Marysville to Melbourne website -
Where can I view event photos?
Photos will be available to purchase the week after the event from the event website. For more information –
Can I add optional insurance to my entry now?
Yes - please e-mail
to arrange adding insurance to your entry. This is an option during the online registration process.
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Team of 3 or 4
Is there an event familiarisation day for Marysville to Mebourne
No - we will not be holding a familiarisation day for 2013. Please refer to the website for any information regarding the course. If you cannot find the information you are after - please e-mail
Can you receive assistance with the portage at Dights Falls?
Yes you can receive outside assistance from your support crew to portage your craft down the river.
Will there be aid stations for the run and mountain bike legs?
There will be
aid stations anywhere on the course. Please remember to take your nutritional needs and hydration needs with you throughout race day. We consider that none of the legs are so long such that you will not be able to carry enough hydration/nutrition yourself.
Is there any minimum age for the race and when is the age cut-off?
There is no minimum age for the M2M, if you’re willing and able, we’re not going to stop you! We have had children as young as 11 competing in a relay teams at the Anaconda Adventure Races! To compete as a Junior (under 18), you must be 17 or younger on the day of the race. All juniors must also have a parent sign an indemnity form before the race.
Are there any specifications or rules on what types of kayak craft are allowed to be used?
No, there are no rules or specs to adhere to, you can paddle whatever you are comfortable with, so long as your craft is self-propelled (i.e. there is no motor attached). Possible craft choices might include K1s, TK1s, ocean racing skis, surf skis, sit on tops, outriggers or sea-kayaks. Please refer to our review of kayaks for more information, and to the FAQ about kayak choice - What is the best boat to use for the Race?
What is the best boat to use for the Race?
This question is very difficult to answer because it depends on your level of skill, competitiveness and personal preference, the bottom line it to select a boat that you are stable and comfortable rather than one that makes you unstable.
Visit the training and preparation page for more details, or see the ”Big Kayak Test” report for further information (must be downloaded chapter by chapter). Within its 132 pages, you'll find a mass of useful information that will help you to make an informed choice of craft for the race.
What's the best gear to wear while racing ?
This is very weather dependent and very specific to each individual’s thermo-regulation system i.e. do you feel the cold or not? Remember you will have to wear a race bib which is made of stretchy lycra and acts as another small layer in addition to whatever you’re wearing. And if you’re the paddler, you’ll also have the added insulation of a PFD. If you’re wearing a backpack hydration system during the run or bike legs, that’s another layer of insulation.
Tri-nix ie bike nix with a shorter leg and a very small chamois are all the rage these days and are able to be worn for all legs of the race. I
n colder and/or wet, windy weather a thermal top may be advisable and possibly even long tights or thermal longs if you feel the cold.
2XU make a range of apparel that is perfectly suited to this event to visit their website at:
What skill level do I need to complete the paddle leg?
Both paddle legs are on flat, basically non-moving water, as such they are not technically difficult. Competitors will make it hard by trying to paddle a boat that is too fast making it unstable for their ability. You do not need to be a good paddler to get down the river as long as you match a boat to your skills. Recommendation would be to start in a stable boat and then work your way up without over estimating your skills.
What is the run like?
The run legs are non-technical runs on 4WD and 2WD tracks. They do not involve technical rock scrambling or climbing, nor bush bashing on narrow trails. They can be a little slippery if wet but otherwise are quite straightforward, well marked with arrows and enjoyable for the wilderness you will be passing through.
Can I hire a boat from Rapid Ascent ?
Rapid Ascent will not be hiring out boats for Marysville to Melbourne. If you need to hire a boat for the event please contact Jarad at Peak Adventure at email@example.com
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